What is MST?

MST is an intensive family and community based intervention for children and young people aged 11-17, where young people are at risk of out of home placement in either care or custody due to their offending or having severe behaviour problems.
The key goals of MST are to break the cycle of anti-social behaviours by keeping young people safely at home, in school, and out of trouble.

MST teams in the UK & Ireland

Multisystemic Therapy (MST) in the UK

What is MST-CAN?

Multisystemic Therapy for Child Abuse and Neglect (MST-CAN) is an adaptation of MST to treat families where children are at risk of care due to physical abuse and/or neglect.
The Goals of MST-CAN
1. Keep Families Together
2. Prevent Re-abuse and Neglect
3. Reduce Mental Health Difficulties Experienced by Adults and Children
4. Increase Natural Social Supports


Setting up an MST team

The National MST UK team will support you through the site set up process, from an initial needs analysis of your local population to the recruitment and training of your MST team.

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Multisystemic Therapy (MST)

Breaking the cycle of anti-social behaviour by keeping young people safely at home, in school and out of trouble.

"Most importantly my son is still at home where he belongs, my house is a more calm environment than it's been in a long time, and for that I will be forever grateful to MST for helping me achieve this."

“[MST] opened me up more, like made me think about ambitions. So now I’ve thought about everything, I’ve got things to look forward to . . . I want to get to go college and then go to uni and then get a job.”